Findings from two surveys
The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) held its twenty-seventh Open Forum, to discuss “Living Conditions of the North and the East” of Sri Lanka in relation to the rest of the country from the findings of the Consumer Finances and Socio Economic (CFS) survey 2003/2004 conducted by the Central Bank. This is the eighth of a series of CFS surveys conducted by the central bank that dates back to 1953. The survey yielded the first set of household data on the North and the East since 1983. The CFS survey was conducted immediately after the cease fire spanning over 2003/2004.
“Living Conditions of the North and the East” was presented by Dr. Anila Dias Bandaranaike, Director, Department of Statistics, central bank.
The presentation was discussed by Rohan Samarajiva, Executive Director of LIRNEasia, who brought forth findings from LIRNEasia’s Telecom Use on a Shoestring study, which looked at telecom use by the ‘financially contstrained’ of Jaffna, also during the period of the ceasefire. His comments are based on the following Powerpoint slides:RS Jaffna Slides – CEPA OF
The documentation of the Open Forum is available here: CEPA Open Forum Documentation